Thursday 8 December 2022

Christmas Gift Guide | Girls Who Glam

Whether it's a must-have hair tool, skincare saviour, makeup palette, or lip kit, you're guaranteed to find the perfect pressie for any glam girl you know this Christmas. However, to save you time searching, I've shared my top recommendations below...

Benefit | Letters to Lashes

Gorgeous eyelashes are important to any glam girl, so my first recommendation is the Benefit Letters to Lashes - Mascara Christmas Gift Set (£36.50 Included in the set is a full size BADgal BANG! - an intense pitch black mascara that delivers incredible volume, a full size Roller Lash - a super-curling and lifting mascara in black, and a full size They’re Real! - a lengthening, false-eyelash effect mascara in jet black. Worth £73.50, this mascara set comes packaged in a cute reusable keepsake tin with cute holiday stickers inside!

Guerlain | Terracotta Starlight

Bronzer is another glam essential that you can't go wrong with gifting. Luckily, this festive season, Guerlain is launching a limited-edition version of its legendary Terracotta bronzing powder, Terracotta Starlight (£42 Available in the best-selling shade 03, Terracotta Starlight has a shimmering finish that delivers a luminous tanned look. With 96% naturally-derived ingredients, including Moroccan argan oil and mineral and pearlescent pigments, this bronzing powder blends beautifully with the skin and provides long-lasting comfort.

Trinny London | Bright-Eyed Set

For busy girls who want their glam on-the-go, the Trinny London Bright-Eyed Set (£32 will make for the perfect gift. Helping deliver an effortless eye-makeup routine and provide that all-important top-up in a matter of minutes, this gorgeous gift set includes the brand’s bestselling Eye2Eye - in a choice of 28 flattering shades - and a limited-edition Lash2Lash mascara. It is an eye-enhancing duo that is highly pigmented, easy to apply, and fits into the smallest of bags.

Nails.INC | Cute But Cookie Nail Polish Set

A good manicure is a key part of any glam girl's beauty routine, so a nail-related gift is guaranteed to go down well. I love the Nails.INC Cute But Cookie Nail Polish Set (£22, which contains four fabulous tonal polishes, all of which are highly pigmented and boast an immaculate finish. They also feature a patented, wide hugging brush exclusive to Nails.INC, that is ergonomically designed to work with the shape of the nail and minimise the number of strokes required. Shades include Chip Street - a pinky nude, Bakers Passage - a chocolate brown, Sugar Lane - a gold glitter, and Bakery Close - a dark brown. Not only are these shades gorgeous, but each polish is fragranced with a freshly-baked cookie scent!

Paco Rabanne | FAME

All glam girls love to smell gorgeous, so a sexy scent will make for the perfect gift this festive season. I recommend Paco Rabanne’s FAME (£86 Boots), a sensual but playful perfume that smells great on just about any one. The irresistible eau de parfum features top notes of mango and bergamot, heart notes of jasmine and olibanum, and base notes of vanilla and sandalwood. FAME offers great projection and impressive lasting power.

Too Faced | Pumpkin Spice Second Slice Palette

For the palette-loving queens, I recommend the Too Faced limited edition Pumpkin Spice Second Slice Sweet and Spicy Eyeshadow Palette (£40 This 18-pan palette is inspired by all-things pumpkin pie and features 10 creamy matte eye shadows, 4 metallic eye shadows, 1 satin eye shadow, and 3 shimmer eye shadows, in a range of warm and spicy-toned shades. Each shadow in the palette boasts a soft velvety texture and is so pigmented that one-swipe is enough to deliver impact. Not only is every colour appetising on the eyes, but they smell just like pumpkin pie! Delicious!

Saie | Glowy Super Gel Duo

For the girls that love to get their glow on, gifts don't get better than the Saie Glowy Super Gel Duo (£18 This must-have holiday duo features Saie’s best-selling Starglow – a universal champagne shimmer, and the new Warmglow – a soft warm golden shimmer. Formulated with 75% water, these highlighter-come-primer hybrids brighten, hydrate, and nourish all skin types. They are also enriched with vitamin C to refine and smooth skin, alongside rosehip seed oil and plant-derived glycerin to moisturise and protect. The gorgeous gifting duo can be worn alone, mixed in with foundation, or dabbed on top of a finished makeup look to achieve that glass skin finish.

Kylie Cosmetics | Dashing Matte Lip Kit

For those that long for that classic glam look, you can't go wrong with the Kylie Cosmetics Dashing Matte Lip Kit (£26 Boots), a limited-edition kit from the brand’s popular Holiday Collection. The new duo set includes the iconic Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick in Dashing - a classic red, alongside a matching Lip Liner for the cleanest, most precise lip look. Both lip products boast a highly pigmented creamy formula that is long-lasting and easy to apply.

Clinique | Best Of Clinique Gift Set

All glam girls want good skin, so I recommend gifting them the Best Of Clinique Gift Set (£65 John Lewis). This full-sized set, worth £210, is packed with seven Clinique bestsellers, including the All About Clean Foaming Facial Soap (150ml), Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ (125ml), Smart SPF15 Custom Repair Moisturizer (50ml), All About Eyes (15ml), High Impact Mascara (7ml), Take The Day Off Makeup Remover Lids, Lashes, Lips (125ml), and Pop Lip Colour & Primer (3.9g).

Top Tip: you can purchase this gift set for just £65 if you spend £45 at Clinique, providing the perfect excuse for treating yourself this Christmas!

Paula's Choice | Good to Glow Christmas Gift Box

For the girls who want their skincare to deliver a natural gorgeous glow that'll rival that of the best highlighter, Paula's Choice Good to Glow Christmas Gift Box (£60 Sephora) will make for the perfect present. Worth £75, this two-piece set includes two of the brand’s bestsellers - the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant and 10% Niacinamide Booster. In addition to providing skin with a radiance Boost, this duo unclogs and minimises pores, fights breakouts, reduces pigmentation, and smooths out skin texture. What’s not to love?!

Kate Somerville | Clinic-inspired Mini Icons

Another great skincare gift set this festive season is the Kate Somerville Clinic-Inspired Mini Icons (£65 Featuring five of Kate’s most iconic, clinic-inspired skincare solutions, this limited-edition set helps hydrate, smooth, plump, and soothe the skin from head-to-toe. The gift set includes the ExfoliKate™ Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (15ml), Goat Milk Moisturising Cleanser (30ml), DermalQuench Liquid Lift™ (15ml), DermalQuench Liquid Lift™ (15ml), and ExfoliKate™ Resurfacing Body Treatment (15ml). These products combine expert ingredients with cutting-edge technology to deliver a powerhouse skincare routine that visibly improves the look and feel of skin at any age.

Razzl Dazzl | Au Crescendo 4-in-1 Curling Wand

Razzl Dazzl’s Au Crescendo 4-in-1 Curling Wand (£115 is the perfect gift for glam girls who want to create serious hair envy. This ultimate styling wand comes with four conveniently interchangeable barrels - 1.5 inch, 1 inch, 0.5 inch, and 1 inch - that help deliver versatile curls, waves, and ringlets. It features a 360° swivel cord, fast heat time, and nano-titanium plating to produce thick, smooth curls with virtually no frizz. The wand includes a heat-proof mat and protection glove, and comes with a one-year manufacturers warranty.

JVN | Shine All The Time Set

Another great hair gift comes courtesy of JVN. It is Shine All The Time (£28 SpaceNK), a new gift set that features two of the haircare brand’s best sellers, the Complete Air Dry Cream and Complete Nourishing Shine Drops. This impressive duo delivers hydrated, frizz-free, and luminous hair. Designed for all hair types, both full size products can be used individually or layered to provide frizz control, shine, and a soft hold for endless all-day styles.

Ultra Violette | Vi's Lip Savers Set

The Ultra Violette Vi's Lip Savers Set (£38 is the perfect present for girls that want to glam it up during a winter ski-season or summer sun session. Vi's Lip Savers Set is a collection of three non-sticky Sheen Screen™ SPF 50 Hydrating Lip Balms that feel super comfortable on the lips. They are each formulated with lanolin, shea butter, and cacao seed butter to keep lips soft and smooth. Shades include the bestselling Dusk, alongside two limited edition shades, Bite and Ripe.

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